Edsa Period 1986
- The assassination of opposition leader Ninoy Aquino, Jr. in August 1983 proved to be a turning point in media. There emerged what was then known as alternative media - radio and newspapers which defied government instructions on how to handle news stories.
- Alternative media enjoyed greater credilbility than pro- Marcos "establishment media."
- People opted for xerox journalism. These were news clippings mostly from foreign newspaper and magazines and smuggled into the country by friends and relatives.
- So-called alternative media nurtured the democratic and freedom-loving spirit of the silent majority and prepared them for the EDSA Revolution.
- Church-owned Radio Veritas mobilized people power to support the rebel soldiers against Marcos military power.
- Millions of Filipinos followed the historic event from the clandestine Radyo Bandido anchored by broadcaster June Keithley.